Desert of Shadows
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  Frequently Asked Questions  
FAQ - Game: Miscellaneous
03/22/19    How much XP do I get per game?  
03/22/19    How many games are there?  
03/22/19    How many Narrators will there be and what will they do?  
03/22/19    How much does the game cost?  
03/22/19    What does pre-paying for games entail?  
03/22/19    I submitted something to the Storyteller when should I expect a response?  
 



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How much XP do I get per game? (03/22/19)

 

There is a total of 12 xp available per month, 6xp per game session. 

 
 


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How many games are there? (03/22/19)

 

Desert of Shadows runs two games per month on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. 

The first DoS: Endgame session begins on Saturday, April 6, 2019

 
 


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How many Narrators will there be and what will they do? (03/22/19)

   
 


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How much does the game cost? (03/22/19)

 

Desert of Shadows charges $10 per game session.  The funds collected go towards purchase of brand name sodas, location & technology fees and decor to improve the game experience.

 
 


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What does pre-paying for games entail? (03/22/19)

 

In Desert of Shadows, you have the potential to earn 12 xp total in a month from games (6xp per game session).

Players are given the option to pay for each game seperately at the time they attend ($10/game).  They also have the option to pre-pay for both games of the month ($20) and recieve a portion of the second games xp up front.  The concept of pre-paying serves several purposes.  The first, it allows players that may possibly miss a game that month to still gain a portion of their xp for that missed game so that they won't fall too far behind the xp curve of the rest of the game.  So, a pre-pay recieves 6xp for the game attended, and 2xp that is taken from the second game (totalling 8xp).  Upon check-in at the second game, the pre-pay player then recieves 4xp for that second game, totalling their 12xp for the month.  Please see this FAQ on the xp breakdown for graduated xp caps.

Secondly, it brings much needed operating capital to the game up front, so the ST's have a larger fund to draw upon to supply game materials for that month (props, decor, site & technology fees) for that month without having to constantly "front" the game for those purchases out of pocket.

As always, 100% of the game funds go entirely back into the game.    A majority of the funds collected go towards costs like location fees & website hosting.  The smaller percentage that remains is typically held over for set pieces, candles,  decorations, and the next months game budget.

DoS has always had an open book policy when dealing with game funds, and at any time should you have any questions, please feel free to ask the storytelling staff and we'll do our best to give a detailed response.

 
 


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I submitted something to the Storyteller when should I expect a response? (03/22/19)

 

Game related questions, character approvals, and down time actions are all handled the week of game. They are generally answered the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday leading up to game. Do not expect a game related response during off game weeks.

 
 


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